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campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing that popular pastor in atlanta of sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from a 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. that is coming up in a moment. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. sam is tracking it for us at the weather board. >> good morning, george and robin. we'll talk a little about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at
steam. it's now a category 2 storm. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. the waves have been very high there already. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. shelters being set up in some areas. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense of security. >> being prepare said what they're saying. we have our correspondents in the storm zone, up and down the coast. we lead off with sam champion on virginia beach. hey, sam. >> good morning, george. good morning, elizabeth. this is a category 2 hurricane. there was some weakening
this is coming to meechl my name is not virginia black. >> ruben's exmail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase made in michigan. by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away, ruben figured the worst. >> oh, god. you know? identity theft. someone took my card. someone making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy. the store assured him no one used his account and promised to find out why it received someone else's e mail, however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e mail after e mail after e mail and e mail was all of her purchases and geek squad orders and times for pick ups. everything, cameras, lap tops, to you power supply autos best buy kept promising to fix this problem. but virginia black's exmails kept coming. soon, ruben folt like he knew the woman. her buying habits and taste in electronics. troubling, he had her best buy member id number. and in the wrong hands, he figure that had could be misused. >> implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point a finger towards me saying
flames in several directions. so far, no injuries have been reported. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 racehorses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene, as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> at least one person has been killed and three others injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in southern nevada. authorities say the single-engine plane burst into flames in a crash in henderson monday. witnesses say it crashed upside down. and local residents had to douse it with hodeses before they could rescue the trapped passengers. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. as we mentioned earlier, tropical storm hermine is pounding most of texas today. other stormy spots include the rest of the gulf coast,rest of louisiana into georgia. most of florida and around the great lakes. >> the rest of the country is mostly seasonable and pretty dry. in the upper midwe
a different customer's e-mail. >> i don't know why this is coming to me but my name is not virginia black. >> reuben's e-mail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away reuben figured the worst. >> you know, identity theft. somebody took my card. and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his company. they said they would find out why and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, lab tops. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but virginia's e-mails kept coming. rubin felt he knew the woman, her buying and taste in electronics. he had her member i.d. number. he thought in the wrong hands that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point the finger to
. jonathan karl, abc news, sterling, virginia. >>> later this evening, virginia is set to execute a woman in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the death penalty and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime, asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john gr
car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the designers all
for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away, reuben figured the worst. >> theft. identity theft. somebody took my card and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his account. the company promised to find out why he received someone else's e-mail and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, laptops, power supplies. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but the e-mails kept coming. reuben felt he new the woman. more troubling he had her best buy member i.d. number. in the wrong hands, he filled that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they could point the finger towards me saying, you know, you gave this person's information out when i didn't. and my only concern was to get rid of
. >> they came screaming by too, >> football game between boise state and virginia tech made tv history i have tonight. it was the first college game ever televised using the new 3d technology. earlier today sports fans at ricky sports theater and grill in san leandro were amazed by the 3d telecast of the tennis open. one customer reached out and tried to grab a player. >> perspective it is so great. like you are right there you can reach out and touch somebody. >> saw it here. just the beginning of it. every year they come out every 6 months like a cell phone. upgrade it. >> might want to hold off agent while. >> give it some time. >>reporter: and he makes a good point. technical standard not been adopted universe avenue. one brand of 3d glasses may not work properly with the competing brand. >> cool looking glasses there. >> yes. football in 3d would be fun to watch. >> speaking of football. 49 ers and players may surprise you and did their part today but would it be enough to catch the padres in the national league west. find national league west. find out [ female announcer ] b
is executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i could take it back. >> reporter: according
. the governor of virginia plans to declare a state of emergency in his state later today. >>> and even a slight change in the storm's track could make an enormous difference. >> with the latest on the path, we're joined by accuweather's jeanette calle. hi, jeannette. >> good morning, rob and mike. we're keeping an eye on earl, which is a major hurricane. it is continuing to track to the northwest at about 14 miles per hour. it is north of his pan nola. but is it going to run east of the bahamas. there is a tropical storm warning in effect for the turks and caicos islands. behind earl, we have fiona, which is moving westward, set to impact the leeward islands today, with tropical storm force winds and rainfall. here's the forecast eye path with hurricane earl. it's going to be approaching the southeast coast throughout the day today. so, expect to see dangerous rip currents, anywhere from coastal of ida to coastal are south carolina. a hurricane watch was issued for those areas north of surf city, north carolina, into the north carolina/virginia border. and it's going to make its closest approac
beginning to whip up with you there, steve. and 100 miles away from you, sam champion is in virginia beach, following the size of the waves, and the flooding that may follow from them. sam? >> reporter: hey, good evening, diane. and yeah, there have been big changes with earl today, but there will be hurricane-force winds on the outer banks of north carolina tonight. that storm is 130 miles away from atlantic beach, north carolina, and just look at the waves. you said at the top of the show, 15 feet, easy. and we expect they'll be about 20-foot waves there. buoy reports near the eye of the storm have put those waves at 40 feet high. a 3d satellite picture is the best way to show you the changes in earl today. and in the last couple of days. when that storm is well organized and powerful, it has a tight, well-formed eye. now it's difficult to even find the eye as it has weakened, but the hurricane-force winds are still powerful enough to brush that side of the cape, and also, we think cape cod, as well. here's the latest track from the hurricane center, and it's good news for the mid-atlant
the sharp cutoff for the rain there. rains increasing now in the southeastern parts of virginia, right around virginia beach. it's getting windy and wet. there you see a tropical storm force, in east north carolina. those will be heading right on up into southern new england tonight. that's when the big problems will be occurring with the wind and the rain. it will be significant. back to you guys. >> all right, mark mancuso, accuweather.com. >>> we'll check in with mark later this half hour. abc's coverage of earl, will continue all morning long on "gma" and abcnews.com. >>> and a security scare at the miami airport. four concourses were evacuated overnight, while the bomb squad investigated reports of a suspicious package. the initial report came from the area of the international arrivals. the tsa says one person has been taken into custody. they're not getting details just yet on what may have been inside of that package. anyone traveling outside of miami, is told to call their carrier for possible delays. >>> engineers are starting to look into the reasons for an oil rig explosion
virginia than into the officer patrol car. fatal crash occurred the night of july 26 2006. here at cambridge and fulton streets. he was in the stolen van with two ovrments he led police on high speed car chase after committing a string of robberies. they wound their way from highway 280 through city streets. impact of the crash turned his police cruiser on to the sidewalk. burke had been on the force 5 years at the time he was stationed at bay view police station. fellow officers were lived when they found out that pat was out on bail in the murder happened. >> i will find out why this piece of garbage was not incarcerated. >>reporter: today dozens of officers packed the courtroom to show their support for their fallen comrade. pat broke down and cried softly after the verdict was read. outside the courtroom officer burke's father spoke of for giveness if since the murder occurred during a robbery, this is a special circumstances case which means that the defendant could get life without parole. sentencing set for next month. 2 others in the van with him that night are awa
of lynchburg, virginia, with similar phone tactics. >> saved message, wednesday, 1:58 p.m. >> yeah, that's what i thought, you're not going to pick up the phone, huh? yeah, i have you scared, you don't want to pick up the phone now? huh? it is because you're in bed with your sister? or with your mom, your cousin? huh? or what? little punk. >> reporter: but it was a case of mistaken identity. burke says he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong person. >> the calls came from a blocked number. the individual would not identify himself. i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: both burke and allen jones sued a.c.t. >> yeah, that's what i thought. >> reporter: jones' lawyers claim the company hires young, aggressive collectors and supervisors with shady backgrounds and has a culture of using racist approaches to get someone to pay up. >> in my opinion, they'll dehumanize anybody to get the money. >> the collectors get paid a percentage. a percentage of what they collect. >> reporter: we have system that they're going outside on breaks a
in place north of sur city, north carolina/virginia border. it's g northeasterly track as we head into the labor day weekend and perhaps impacting the new england coast by this labor day weekend with destructive waves. peak wind gusts over 65 miles and rob and mike, perhaps even somevy r >> all right, jeannette, thank you. >>> as for the forecat noee som hail, gusty winds and a chance of tornados in wichita, omaha, and sioux city. showers and thunderstorms from the southern plains to the great lks. showers in the northern rockies. >> just shn and sea 91 in colorado springs. 95 in sacramento. 77 in fargo. 81 in chicago. 86 in detroit. 90s along the entire east coast and gulf coast. >>> in other news this morning defense secretary robert gates has arrived in iraq to meet with u.s. troops as they formally close down their combat mission. president obama made the formal announcement last night from the en n usement last night from the >> reporter: hi, rob,omor >> reporter: hi, rob,omor 2003 to declare war in iraq. and with ather i said, it's over. >> good evening. >> reporter: the ann
's posing a threat to the mid atlantic states. category four, and coming close to the north carolina-virginia border, gale warnings up. the threat is early as tomorrow. and it will work parallel along the coastline towards new england and could be impacting new england area as well, heading into friday. and there is dangerous rip currents, large rains and heavy rain, wind l is a system working towards east coast that. will have a large play as to whether it veers out a little bit more. numbers now into 80s and 90 as cross most of the bay area. there is another hot day inlnld. not as warm at the coast. cooling trends getting us into the weekend. today, there is you probably felt warm air off shore flow and much of the state and temperatures came up today. there is tonight fog going skirt just off the coastline here, not making it to the coast by morning. morning starts out clear. temperatures will be mild into low 50s to mid-60s, tomorrow is a spare the air day, again. and we're looking at poor air quality. there is moderate air quality across the rest of the bay area, temperatures thursday, m
as a category 3 by tomorrow evening. hurricane warnings are up for carolina and virginia. as you notice, the category 3 becomes a 2 heading parallel to the new england coastline for the holiday weekend. it is a dangerous category 4. the biggest threat with this will be the rain, the wind and the potential for some rip currents. here in the bay area it was the heat today. very summer like. numbers in the 90s. look at the mid to upper 90s. 97 in concord. even around the bay, 90 in oakland and 91 in san rafael. coastal areas are on the warm side. half moon bay in san francisco in the 70s and the 80s. by the way, pacifica came up a good 21 from yesterday's highs. just to give you an indication as to the magnitude of the heat, the high definition emeryville camera, sun down at 7:39. no fog in sight. but that is going to change. the numbers right now are under clear skies. really warm still. 60s and 70s except in half moon bay where it is 55 degrees. another hot day inland tomorrow. not as warm at the coast. and we are facing a cooling trend heading into the weekend. watch what happens on our
with the murder of a virginia man will return to court for a month and a half for another hearing. they entered not guilty pleas yesterday to charges they shot and killed 45-year-old man during a robbery in july. he was in the bay area for a job interview at google. another pick of him here. the two are charged with murder and robbery. police say the couple took $17 during the robbery. >>> petaluma woman was passed out from tequila while her toddler got out of the house. they found the barefoot girl a mile from home. they have uncovered information not included in the initial police report about the mother, 23-year-old that led them to drop the charges against her. >> it appears that an armed robbery in vallejo this month may have been an inside job. two male employees of the park are under arrest. they found a lot of cash in their homes linking them to the robbery. >> the sound of disaster. >>> radio calls of san bruno's first responders had a water shortage and faulty information. >> plus, the family of an imprisoned u.c. berkeley graduate what they are saying you want some fiber one honey cl
. >> now, oprah returns to williamson, west virginia. oprah: do you feel in any way, that you owe that family an apology? >> next "oprah." % >> today on oprah at 4:00, returning to a town that erupted with fear when a patient jumped into a pool 20 years ago. repairless that never took place. a utility watchdog group is out with serious charges. that story and more coming up at 5:00. >> twitter users may notice a big change designed to make it easier to check out photos and video. >> two panes, the left side with familiar time line with tweets you follow, the right side photos, maps and user profile. twitter hopes you'll spend more time on the site with these changes. hasn't happened yet. >> but we'll see. thanks for "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups , i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your delicious rich and hearty soups have made
a backyard event at a virginia home, there to reintroduce and generate support for the affordable care act, a bill he signed six months ago. the law which officially effect tomorrow allows young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to the age of 26. insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick unless it's a case of fraud. insurers must cover presenttive services such as mammograms and col colon -- colonoscopies. insures can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in healthcare, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you pay for. >> one provision in the new law has major insurance companies in california taking drastic measures. anthem blue cross and aetna say they have decided to stop selling children-only policies rather than comply with the law which bars them from rejecting youngster aware preexisting conditions. published reports say that could affect nearly 80,000 ch
to repeal the president's healthcare plans. revealed their pledge to america at a virginia lumberyard. the document will guide them should they gain a majority of seats in the upcoming midterm elections. >> in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and the spending spree in washington. reform congress itself. >> democrats dismissed the gop plan as recycled ideas that would make the nation's problems even worse. president obama delivered a major speech of his own today addressing the u.n. general assembly. he urged world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism and press towards middle east peace. the president's challenge weeks after he helped relaunch peace talks between the israelis and the palestinians. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to coexist. >> on other topics, mr. obama called on iran to improve its intent on nuclear program. the goa
states. california is one of those where the guns were sold. the others are georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina and arizona. the report says criminals and gun traffickers may favor states with more relaxed gun laws. >>> politics now with congressional elections just 37 days away. the democrats brought out the big guns. bill clinton hit the trail. president obama follows tomorrow. and where they are campaigning speaks volumes about the party's difficulties right now. here is bradley. >> president barack obama played basketball on sunday with his two daughters sasha and malea. just about every other washington insider played politics. former president bill clinton barn -- barnstormed for other candidates where they could gain control of the house and the senate. >> their argument is we dug a $3 trillion hole in eight years and they didn't get us out in 21 months. >> republicans faulted the democrats for not pushing the tax cuts beyond the november election. >> it would be the most irresponsible thing i have seen since i have been in washington,
of the eastern seaboard. already to north carolina and now extending to virginia. officials say prepare evacuation plans. >> it's going to be too close to the coast not to be ready to go. >> always left. when they said it was coming, i left. >> the glancing blow to several small caribbean islands left plenty of damage, although no reports of injury. it is preparations from the carolinas to new england. this morning president obama will participate in a call with fema about hurricane preparations. as earl continues to look as if those preparations will be needed. emily schmidt, abc news. >> 5:49. mike, you're busy checking out the computers looking at the latest on hurricane earl. >> yes. let's look at the graphics and show you what's going on as far as earl. a category 3 storm. out of the northwest about 16 mph. still looks like it's going to skirt the east coast coming closest to cape hatteras and also to the cape around massachusetts and heading up towards nova scotia. to deviate 100 miles to west, flooding rains there in virginia and possibly new england. for now looking at mainly ri
of the eastern seaboard by tonight. you can see the gail force winds here off virginia and we will be looking at some very strong winds, a couple inches of rain throughout new york city. temperatures today then a little cooler downtown. we're out of the 80s. 78 san francisco. look for 85 in oakland. upper 80s through san rafael. so you'll come down around 3 degrees today. not much. and you head inland 97 in concord. look for 98 livermore, 94 san jose and down by the monterey bay. a little cooling here at our beaches, 75. but inland it's as hot today as yesterday. it was 96 in morgan hill as well as hollister. here's the look ahead. you'll notice today triple digit heat east of the caldecott tunnel with cooling at our coast. tomorrow cooling spreads around the bay and inland and over the weekend breezier through labor day and looks like we'll be back into that pattern of cooler than average into early next week. good morning, megan. >> just got word of an injury crash in concord. westbound highway 4 at willow pass road. emergency crews heading to the scene there. no word if any lanes are block
, virginia, and virginia beach. and suspended service until this morning between new york and boston. southwest airlines canceled 65 flights. while continental canceled about 60 departures from its hub at newark's liberty airport. and marysol castro is in montauk, new york, with more on the travel angle. mary, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. good morning, everyone. here at ditch plains, the aftermath. here, there was a lot of debris that washed ashore on the beaches and throughout the city streets. the other issue, of course, was the rough surf. at the height of the storm, 30-mile-per-hour to 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts. and very rough seas. 16-foot seas. this morning, you can still see the seas are angry. a few brave souls out there. but this is much calmer than what we saw overnight. heavy rain drenched long island, as earl pushed northward. massive waves scattering debris along the shoreline. nature's wrath making the roads unsafe. hundreds of vacationers here in montauk are holed up in their hotel rooms, as the driving rain and wind pass through. last-minute emergency
of people in the rest of this country felt. it is not just a matter of being in the hills of west virginia. if you were to go to new york city or los angeles, you would find people who have the exact same views and who could articulate them just as angrily as the people did here today--as some of the people did here today. it is not just a small town problem. >> it's home. i love it and i care about it and i did this to show them that i care. i didn't do this to hurt anyone and to exploit anybody. i hoped that they would learn something. oprah: say exactly what you just said to me during commercial break. >> fear overrode all our compassion and our love for the person. oprah: but did you oprah: but did you learn from that experience--of standing up in that audience and being who you were on that day in that audience--to be a little more compassionate? >> oh, yes. >> for sure. >> yes. oprah: you did? >> yes. oprah: you did? >> yes, ma'am. >> i certainly try oprah: ok. well, no matter what you think of mike, you have to admit that it really was so courageous of him to go on nationa
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
morning, everyone. let's turn to virginia beach. for those of you trying to get the last licks of summer in, be wary. rough surf will be an issue this weekend. down in virginia beach, 6-foot to 12-foot seas. and the rip currents will be treacherous, as well. the culprit, as we mentioned all morning, hurricane igor. churning in the atlantic. going to take a hit on bermuda by monday. it's a category 2. packing 105-mile-per-hour winds. it's 600 miles to the east of the east coast. but it's such a ma thanks so much. this weather report has been brought to you by avon. dan? >> mary, thank you. >>> yet again this morning, we're talking about lindsay lohan. and yet again, it is not something positive. she tested positive for drugs in a court-ordered test. she went on twitter last night to say she is still, quote, a work in progress. any progress she makes now may happen in jail. meg oliver has more. >> pull it together. you're a mess. do you think anyone wants to work with a drunk? take it from me. they don't. >> reporter: less than a week after poking fun at her substance abuse problems during
about the economy with local families in albuquerque, des moines and richmond, virginia. also getting help from another heavy hitting on the campaign trail. emily schmidt has more. >> at the end of september, politics. feels like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> heavy hitters are campaigning in races that would have been a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things work and trying to obstruct, we can provide the economy this country deserves. >> before they have a right to be angry, they have a right to be disappointed but they still have to make a choice. a referendum is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states this weekend. he hit four states he won in the past. >> it means there's no such thing as a state's state for democrats this year. no such thing as a dark blue state. no such thing as a safe slam dunk election. >> both parties are focussed on the economy and who
the coast. hurricane watches are up from southern north carolina all the way to the virginia border. we are talking about dangerous rip currents, large battering waves. of course if it veers anywhere further to the west heavy rain and wind will be a problem if you are traveling there for labor day weekend. temperatures under quiet conditions. 50s to 70s compared to 24 hours ago, most of the bay area is warmer. look at los gatos, up 12 degrees. up 9 degrees in antioch. is going to set the stage for some hot days inland the next few. warm at the coast and much cooler weather heading into labor day weekend. tonight we have clearly seen a northerly wind flow develop and it swept everything away except for a few patches around the san mateo coast and monterey bay. this will be a thing of the past. by morning it will all be gone. temperatures by morning in the low 50s to the low 60s. so a very mild start tomorrow morning. and then we are expecting rapid warming as we see the down sloping wind continuing. temperatures in the 70s, a warm one. the inland areas closer to the triple digit mark. 90
many people had hoped to spend their last vacation of summer. north carolina, virginia, maryland, all under states of emergency tonight. and our steve osunsami is waiting for earl in hatteras. >> reporter: on hatteras island >> back to jersey. visitors from across the world were told the hurricane is >> pain in the butt. >> reporter: bill and his family were forced to abandon their two-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> yes, 18 hours, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> reporter: the storm is skirt the eastern coastline. but state officials worry it could change its mind. >> there have been times when people have sworn to us that on top of us. >> reporter: fema is shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we
hours, so hurricane warnings up from north carolina up towards virginia. early as 11 tomorrow night, they can be dealing with rain, wind, and rip currents. here in the bay area there is a hotter days inland. triple digits z cooler at the coast. and there is upper 30s there. and sanda, thank you up next a nemesis of the sharks decides to join them this season. >>> getting its first gay student tonight at 9:00 why the creators of archie comics are adding the character and reaction from reader autos then at 11:00 air, community comes together for this fremont police officer shot in the line of duty. its coming up for you on news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> you and z.now, tension in 49ers land. >> yes. larry beil is here. >> there is a little friction. >> yes. >> and there is a little bit of a family feud nork big deal at training camp. a confrontation is no punches thrown or anything like that. they had to leave the field. david, bern never shy and named one of the team captains. would not happy with crabtree's attitude or work ethic. crabtree objected. result was a shouting match. and and.
, virginia and maryland. and social security checks have even been mailed early to recipients in ten states. >> right now, the category 4 storm is 400 miles across. it actually picked up speed overnight. it's expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. and that's where emily schmidt is now tracking the latest conditions. what's it like right now, emily? >> reporter: rob and mike, you look at the skies right they're they're clear. you can easily see the stars and the moon. you look behind me at the sea and you can tell there's not much of a breeze. we know the winds will pick up. so, too, will be pace of preparations. you want proof of that? i got it right here. our hotel delivered this letter to everyone. it says there's a mandatory evacuation for tourists on this island. it begins in less than an hour. this is the eye of hurricane earl. an area of calm in the midst of what is a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in nearly 20 years. >> he's on the way. >> reporter: and that means people are on their way out. >> they won't let us
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. >>> president obama visits fairfax, virginia, where he will meet with a local family in their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with families from the area. >>> ntsb investigators are set to begin reconstructing a natural gas pipeline that exploded into that giant deadly fireball which leveled an entire neighborhood in san bruno, california. >>> fire crews in colorado are battling a second major wildfire in the foothills. at least one home in loveland has been destroyed and others are threatened. >>> and television history will be made today as oprah winfrey begins her 25th and final season on the air. most of the guest list is top secret but we do know that the queen will dance on stage with actor john travolta. >> she'll be keeping busy, january 1st, own, oprah winfrey network launches on cable. >> for some of you your local news is next. >>> from ground zero. you a survive tree retrieved from the ashes and about to be regaining its place. morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid, specially formulated to fight
with middle class voters in fairfax, virginia, today. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flat-lined for middle class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters, even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but today, leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession and this is no sm
the violence unfolded. jim? >> reporter: diane, since the virginia tech shooting, johns hopkins has had an emergency plan in place for a shooting like this. today, we saw it kick into action. s.w.a.t. teams and a hospital on lockdown. for more than two hours, johns hopkins was under siege. >> they moved us all from the front side of the building which faces the hospital to the back. none of us could be by any windows. >> reporter: you had to be scared. >> yeah, it was scary. >> reporter: the standoff began just after 11:00 a.m. outside room 873 of the spinal surgery wing. as dr. david cohen updated 49-year-old warren pardus on his mother jean's operation. >> he became emotionally distraught and reacted. >> reporter: pardus then grew a semiautomatic handgun and shot the doctor once in the abdomen, at close range. >> mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: at 1:30 p.m., police sent in a camera-equipped robot, which found both pardus and his mother dead, shot in the head. we don't know
, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and test the components in an effort to understand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on that blast could take a year to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire broke out as well as resources for residents and information on how to help. on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighters chose to evacuate the children after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now believe the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up and take them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltimore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by police. all
into the northeast. the storm produced at least 11 tornadoes. one person died in west virginia. >>> and major cleanup is also under way in parts of the northeast after a deadly series of storms moved through. one person was killed in new york, when a tree fell on her car. >>> the white house rolls out a new report on how billions of dollars in stimulus money is being spent. it is an effort to blunt criticism about the economy from the republicans. >>> yom kippur, the jewish day of atonement begins at sundown tonight. jews around the world will atone and fast on what is the most solemn observance of the year. >>> and prince williamom flightl from flight school today. he's spent the last 18 months training to be a search and rescue pilot in the air force. >>> and coming up later on "good morning america," interesting story here. the sleeping on the job make you a better employee? there's a new trend among companies to allow, even encourage workers, to get shut-eye on the clock. does it work? >> i have a feeling i know what the employees think about this idea. >> no kidding. that's not bad at all. take
in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain-old incandescent light bulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years. forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents. most of which are made overseas. it seemed that the invepgs thomas edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. he was working on ways improving the electrical lamp. >> reporter: he said that the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody who was looking forward. one thing that he was very interested in, was there more efficient ways to generate electricity? he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb, notorious for getting by on a few hours of sleep, he wanted to transformed the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. >> the light bulb going off over your head, that's representing edison and his accomplishment. >> reporter: but it's inefficient. they
a less than glowing end. this week, ge is shutting this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent light bulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years, forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents, most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomas edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room, one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, one of the things he was very interested in was were there more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >>reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by ofew h few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. but the old incande
female executed in virginia in nearly a censhe was. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husban stepsoand stepson back in 2002. the supreme court is refusing to block the lethal injection she is set to receive tomorrow. lewis' attorney argued she should be spared because she is borderline mentally retarded. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with more on the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions. insurers must provide preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies without requiring co-pays. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for the over
're looking at a landfall in belize. after that we'latch aftetail.t we'latch >>> the state of virginia carried th p last night in the sate' execution of a womain a century. now executions aren't terribly uncomm this is the third one in 2010, but this particular case is reigniting the debate over crime and punisment jim sciutto is in virginia with this. good morning, jim. >> reporter: robin, good morning. we're hearing of a harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses i've spoken with described lewis as terrified and trembling as she entered the chamber. she turned down a sedative offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her as she w put to death. it's here inside this cramped death chamber where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: just outside supporters including her minister of seven years kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was
with families in des moines. and then, richmond, virginia, talking about their economic struggles, before heading back to the white house. falsely>>> that a stranger had attacked her with acid is expected to plead not xlt in court later today. bethany storro accepted thousands in donations before admitting she threw the acid on herself. authorities do believe she suffers from some mental health issues. >>> and on this national coffee day, dunkin' donuts and career builder conducted a survey to see who is most in need of a morning fix. the survey said 32% of workers needed coffee just to get through the workday. the profession that needed their cup of joe the most, nurses. >> us, too. >>> for some of you, your local news is coming up next. >> for others, rent-a-wolf. revealing the truth about wildlife films. i was! well, you could enjoy the taste of decadent dark chocolate, the crunch of almonds, plus 35% of your daily fiber... plus antioxidants in a kellogg's fiber plus bar. mmmm. right then. two more wishes? i'm good. oh. back to the lamp then. see ya! [ female announcer ] kellogg's fibe
. it will weaken as it moves up through virginia and by early morning hours tomorrow in new jersey, then nova scotia continuing to weaken by tomorrow night. but still looking at a storm surge, raising water levels 3 to 5 feet, 6 inches of rain, the outer banks of north carolina and a couple inches of rain along long island. temperatures are dropping in the north bay, although it's still warmer than yesterday. 50 half moon bay and we will be looking at numbers today to warm quickly in our east bay valleys for another hot day there with upper 90s to near 100. not as warm at our coast and the cooling trend continues through the holiday weekend. 92 santa clara. temperatures here a little cooler, half moon bay, upper 60s. 90 redwood city. a nice day downtown, 78. no more 80s for you. you're on the edge of the cusp of that heat wave dying today in the city, 94 sonoma, 85 oakland. on the warm side here on the east bay. inland valleys, 98 pittsburgh and fog. it will continue to drop temperatures near monterey today. a downward slide slightly around the coast today at our beaches but still hot inland
football's opening weekend is tonight as number three boise state takes on number ten virginia tech 8:00 eastern time on our sister network espn news. i'll take boise state. my good friend brian murphy's a reporter in idaho covering that scene. i'm hoping he has a good season. >> a lot of people saying they're overrated. >> we'll see, we'll see. >>> finally this half hour, the drama hitting a sour note on "american idol." rob, typically it's the people in front of the judges' desk getting the boot from the show. >> not this time around. the controversy behind the desk this year is leading to a big shakeup. who's in and who's out? here's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: with season ten auditions already under way, it is down to the wire. can "american idol" find the right new judges to stop a ratings slide? >> this is a wakeup call time for "american idol." the ratings went down approximately 5 million this year. they cannot lose another 5 million next season. it's a perfect time for the judge panel to be shaken up. >> reporter: kara dioguardi's departure had been rumored for weeks. but th
down, customers have to mail tickets to virginia. however, because she went through hassle, ticket master made an expepgs. -- exception saying we regret consumer inconvenience and the situation was resolved as soon as we're made aware. katie e mail aid copy toickit master ask received this credit to her account. four tickets, $109 each. $436. >> i thank you for helping me. i feel a great sense of relief. and i'm happy. when u 2 comes back, i'll be back getting more tickets, probably. >> how do you get around this? purchase your tickets online. just go back, request money and the refund goes back into your pocket. >> thank you. >> sure. >> coming up next, nasa rewrites the history of life on mars. >>> a discovery almost made 35 years ago. man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own pla
. the boise state-virginia tech game gave some local sports fans a glimpse into the future. david louie went to a san leandro sports bar where the game was televised in 3-d. >> they're not the most stylish glasses but definitely the newest status symbol. ricky's sport and grill got its 3-d tv set six months ago. >> it's like you're right there. >> that's what we saw one customer trying to do. no grabbing the players. sporting events with stimulating tv set sales. four companies are making them, l. g., panasonic, samsung and sony. a 3-d set and surround sound system can run from two to $6,000. >> the really awesome thing is with all your 3-d tv's, you can see your 2-d action as well. all blu-ray movies and standard definition can be viewed on your 3-d tv. >> special glasses add to the cost. they run from $100 to $150. one comes as a set. free glasses for movie theaters won't work for tv. 3-d sets make up sales for one-third of sets. while they wow first-time viewers, some say they will postpone taking the plunge. >> what we saw here is just the beginning of it. they come out every six months
kickoff last week but one game was watched with probably more interest than most. the boise state/virginia tech game gave some local sports fans a glimpse into the future. david louie went to a san leandro sports bar where the game was televised in 3-d. >> they're not the most stylish glasses but definitely the newest status symbol. ricky's sports theater and grill got their set six months ago. >> you can reach out and touch somebody. >> that's what we saw one customer trying to do. no grabbing the players, buddy! stimulating tv set sales. four companies are making them, l. g., panasonic, samsung and sony. the screens range from 42 to 55 inches. a 3-d set and surround sound system can run from two to $6,000. >> the really awesome thing is with all your 3-d tv's you can see your action as well, all blu-ray movies and standard definition can be viewed on your 3-d tv. >> special 3-d glasses add to the cost. run from $100 to $150. one comes with a set so you have to buy additional ones for family and guests. 3-d's movie theaters won't work with tv's. make up all v set sales but expected to rea
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